Jose González / San Francisco / Bouncing Little Balls

November 28, 2007

Originally posted to ydnar.vox.com in November 2007.

Besides the very last few seconds where it shills for Sony, this is one of my favorite ads. Jose González’s spare cover of Heartbeats goes lockstep with the shots/edits, contrasting with the riotous fleet of colored balls bouncing down San Francisco’s hills. It meanders between Potrero, Russian HIll, Nob Hill and North Beach. I’m not sure this could be filmed anywhere else.